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Kroger & Albertsons plan to sell 400+ stores to C&S Wholesale for $2 billion

Kroger and Albertsons Supermarkets are in talks to sell more than 400 stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers for about $2 billion. The deal is part of their proposed $25 billion merger. Kroger and Albertsons first potential sales of 100 to 375 stores in 2022. They have since revealed that they will cap divested stores at 650 locations.

Kroger and Albertsons plan to sell stores in the Pacific Northwest, mountain states and in California, Texas, Illinois and the East Coast. However, the company declined to comment and C&S officials have also declined to comment on the potential deal.

Kroger Albertson merger

The Kroger-Albertson merger would be one of the largest retail acquisitions in history. The deal will give Kroger approximately 5,000 stores and more than 700,000 employees before divesting an undetermined number of stores. Both companies have vowed not to close stores or lay off employees.

Top 10 Supermarket retail chains in U.S.

No.Supermarket NameTurnover in 2022Number of Stores
1Walmart$611.3 billion10,500 stores
2Costco$162.6 billion838 stores
3Kroger$148.3 billion2800 stores
4Target$109 billion1950 stores
5Albertsons$77.6 billion2200 stores
6Ahold Delhaize$57.9 billion2000 stores
7Publix$54.4 billion1200 stores
8HEB$38.9 billion400 stores
9Aldi$37 billion2000 stores
107 Eleven$31 billion12600 stores
What is Kroger?

Kroger is an American retail company founded in 1883. The company operates supermarkets and multi-department stores in the United States. Kroger company is America’s largest supermarket operator in terms of revenue.

What is Albertsons?

Albertsons is an American grocery company founded in 1939. It is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. The company is the 2nd largest supermarket operator after Kroger in North America.

What is C&S Wholesale?

C&S Wholesale is a grocery company founded in 1913. The company owns popular brands such as Piggly Wiggly grocery brand, Grand Union supermarket brand and Best Yet.

What is United States (US) retail market size?

According to United States (US) retail market research report, the US retail market size was $4,938 billion in 2022.

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